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Britain at War: Famous British Battles from Hastings to Normandy, 1066-1944

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Takes the reader on a fascinating journey through time to visit Britain's battefields recreating their bloody atmosphere and marking crucial moments in Britain's turbulent history.
Hardcover, 447 pages
Published May 14th 2004 by Hylas Publishing (first published 2004)
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Gary
Apr 26, 2016 Gary rated it it was amazing
olmes focuses on the historic background to these battles as well as

* The Changing Weaponry of War
* The Changing Style of Command
* Crucial Campaigns
* Private and Official Accounts of War
*Charting and description of the Battlefields-as the author points out there is no substitute for actually visiting the battlefields
and the notable museums that are required to visit.
The battles covered are:
*Hasting in 1066 in which William the Bastard of Normandy invaded England and seized the throne from King H
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John
Mmmm... not all of these battles even mentioned... let alone covered.


Creçy
Agincourt
Spanish Armada
Blenheim
Bunker Hill
Culloden
Saratoga
Monmouth
Yorktown
Waterloo
Balaclava
Sevastopol
Isandlwana
Rorke's Drift
Battle of Spion Kop
Bannockburn
Siege of Mafeking
Bosworth
Flodden
Edgehill
Marston Moor
Naseby
Worcester
Sedgemoor
Trafalgar
Arras
Vimy Ridge
Passchendaele
Cambrai
Gallipoli
Dunkirk
El Alamein

The book was only a review, in fairness.... I quite like Richard Holmes... but this selection is reall
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Richard Holmes was Professor of Military and Security Studies at Cranfield University and the Royal Military College of Science. He was educated at Cambridge, Northern Illinois, and Reading Universities, and carried out his doctoral research on the French army of the Second
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